Posted by Motorama in Motorama News
Supporting our local community is one of the core values at Motorama.
Every year, through our Community Donation Program, we donate $100,000 to four local charities that all do wonderful things within our community. Anybody that purchased a car from Motorama Pre-Owned during 2020 could vote for one of the four local charities. We are often told that choosing just one charity for us to contribute to is most guests hardest decision.
In 2020, Starlight Children's Foundation was our most voted charity, receiving 48.3% of the vote, equating to a donation of $48,300.
The Starlight Children's Foundation - with Motorama being a founding partner of the Starlight Express Room at the Queensland's Children's Hospital - aims to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children, teenagers and their families. Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness, turning pain, fear and stress into fun, joy and laughter.
Tracey Tomlin, State Partnerships Manager of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, received the cheque from Motorama Group Training Manager, Damian Woelders:
"The sad reality is, that every minute of every day a child is admitted to a hospital in Australia. Hospital and treatment can be scary. And when a child gets really sick, the fun, play and laughter of childhood often seems to disappear. What happens in childhood lasts a lifetime and happiness matters, especially when it coms to improving health outcomes. Starlight exists to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalized children and young people, replacing the fear, loneliness and isolation of illness with fun, joy and laughter."
There is a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in Australia. These bright, medical free havens run by Captain Starlight, are filled with fun, music, games and arts and crafts. While doctors treat a child’s illness, our super hero Captain Starlight entertains the children with an essential dose of laughter, play and creativity.
Just because you’re sick doesn’t mean you stop being a kid, and it shouldn’t mean missing out on all the fun of childhood. Starlight helps sick kids simply be kids. We replace pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laugher. Because happiness matters.
Starlight knows there is more to treating an illness than just medicine, that is why they work hand in hand with health professionals. Play, art, games and creativity are all important to a child’s wellbeing and that helps overall health too. Starlight disrupts the relentless cycle of pain, stress and trauma and offers a welcome break so that kids can simply be kids.
When a once-bright life becomes dulled by needles, hospital visits and painful treatments, Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood."
"On behalf of the Motorama Charity Foundation, I'd like to thank all our Motorama Pre-Owned Retail teams and customers for helping choose how we supported our four charities", said Damian Woelders. "We are very proud to donate this money to these worthwhile causes and will continue to do the same in 2021."
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When you purchase a car through us, you are not only supporting a
family owned business, you are also supporting the local community
through the Motorama $100,000 Community Fundraising Drive.